Archive for April 8th, 2021

Not Of This Earth (1957)

Watching the opening credits of Roger Corman’s 1957 film , Not Of This Earth, you are able to draw conclusions about what this film is about, and the title in itself helps support the mood of this film to something thrilling/horrifying. Because this film was made in the 1950’s, it is very interesting to compare the visual…

200 Cigarettes (1999)

The 1999 film 200 Cigarettes immediately establishes the mood, tone and ambience of what is to come through their quirky and whimsical animated opening. By the ending of the sequence, the overall feel of the film is already sufficiently communicated to the audience. The most impressive aspect of this sequence is how efficiently the mood, tone and ambiance are presented. The only stimuluses during these opening…

Film Before the Film: Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus

Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus directed by Sebastián Silva is a film that is anything but ordinary. Its title sequence goes out of its way to make sure the viewer knows it is not a normal movie. This is shown through the opening sequence’s use of visual elements, movement, and sound. The visual elements…

Evil Dead

Lauren Allen The trailer starts with a large title screen that fits the theme, with typography that get increasingly bigger as it seems to pop out at the viewer. There is a black background and it feels like the camera is zooming into the letters, to emphasize the movie title, “Evil Dead”. The scene looks…

The Pink Panther 1963

The Pink Panther has one of the most iconic audio soundtracks included in its title sequence. Most everyone can recognize the catchy tune and associate it with The Pink Panther. The music comes across as sneaky as it sounds like it is creeping forward. This is useful because the pink panther is a sneaky character…